Since 2000, community emissions have decreased 20%.
Our goal is to achieve carbon neutrality and reduce emissions 100% by 2030.
Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
What are greenhouse gases?
Greenhouse gases are gases that trap heat in the atmosphere, causing global warming and climate change. The community greenhouse gas inventory tracks the carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions that occur when fossil fuels are combusted, organic material anaerobically decomposes, and other processes.
Tracking our community's greenhouse gas emissions lets us know our current impact on the climate, and our progress on reducing emissions to date. It also informs the design of the A2Zero Climate Action Plan.
We measure emissions at the city level because cities create over 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But cities also represent an opportunity to reduce emissions through more efficient infrastructure and planning, providing residents with a better quality of life and lower carbon footprint than areas outside of cities.
Learn more about the 2019 community greenhouse gas inventory with Thea Yagerlener, an energy analyst in OSI:
Read more about the 2019 community greenhouse gas inventory in our Annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report:
2020_GHG Inventory_2019 Report_V1.pdf
Read more about the methodology, assumptions, and data sources used to calculate the community-wide greenhouse gas inventory in our Greenhouse Gas Inventory Guide and spreadsheet.
GHG Inventory Spreadsheet_2019_Post.xlsx